Experience the best bits of Rotorua on a day trip from Auckland. See the famous Rotorua boiling mud pools and geysers, meet our national mascot the kiwi bird, and get to grips with authentic Māori culture. Build your perfect Rotorua day tour with our awesome add-ons including treewalk adventures and relaxing natural hot pools!
Head south out of Auckland on our comfortable coaches with free onboard WiFi. Your driver guide will keep things interesting as you travel with entertaining commentary.
Arrive at Te Puia, one of Rotorua’s top visitor experiences, for a guided tour that mixes Māori history and culture with weird and wonderful geothermal activity.
During your tour of this impressive facility you’ll see over 500 geothermal wonders in the Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, including mud pools and the famous Pohutu Geyser. Step into the Kiwi House and once your eyes adjust, catch a glimpse of Te Puia’s kiwi birds, the shy flightless native birds that are New Zealand’s national emblem.
Te Puia is built on the site of an ancient fortified village, and throughout your tour you’ll be surrounded by Māori art and culture from past to present. See the model village to see how Māori lived before Europeans arrived, visit ornately carved meeting houses and see contemporary artworks representing the celestial guardians. Your local tour guide will keep you spellbound with tales of the ancestors who settled here centuries ago.
There’s so much to see and do at Te Puia that you could spend all day just exploring its many highlights – but we’ve also put together some awesome add-ons to enhance your Rotorua express day tour. Click to view and book these options: